Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, UAE Minister of State for Defense Affairs, has met with General Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia, to discuss bilateral cooperation and friendship relations between the two countries.
During the meeting, which was held in Jakarta Friday, the two sides exchanged talks on opportunities to further develop cooperation in various fields with the aim of enhancing the partnership between the two countries.
Al Bowardi also reviewed means of bolstering defense cooperation with Prabowo Subianto, Defense Minister of Indonesia, according to Emirates news agency WAM.
During the meeting, they reviewed cooperation relations in the defense field and defense industries between the UAE and the Republic of Indonesia.
The two sides discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations as well as exchanging views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.
Al Bowardi highlighted the importance of developing bilateral cooperation between the two countries and opening new horizons for joint action in various fields, especially the defense field.
The Minister of State for Defense Affairs also opened the UAE’s new Military Attaché office in Jakarta in the presence Abdullah bin Mutlaq Al Ghafli, UAE Ambassador to Indonesia, along with a number senior officers of the armed forces.
Meanwhile, Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Defense, received Thursday the visiting Prime Minister of Mali, Boubou Cisse.
The meeting, which took place at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, entailed discussions on the friendly relations between the two countries and means to further develop cooperation in various fields, especially in the defense and military sectors.
The two sides exchanged views on a number of issues of mutual interest as well as current regional and international developments.
Al Dhaheri welcomed the visit of the Prime Minister of Mali, expressing his hope that the visit would contribute to opening new horizons for cooperation and joint work between the two countries.
The meeting was attended by a number of senior officers and officials at the Defense Ministry, Boukary Sidibe, Malian Ambassador to the UAE, and members of the delegation accompanying the Prime Minister Cisse.